DIwYatt: Yard Game Edition

I recently started following Offerman Woodshop on Instagram and Facebook. If you are into woodworking, they are a good one to follow. It is lead by Nick Offerman (of Parks and Rec) in case you were wondering. I recently saw their post on making a yard game called Kubb, or Viking Chess and I knew […]

An Engagement Ring for the Kitchen: An Overdue Update

Sorry we’ve been neglecting the kitchen on the blog recently, but I promise we aren’t neglecting it in real life. Want proof? Running water!!! Want more proof? Yep, those are knobs and cabinet pulls! Wyatt made a couple of little jigs to help us attach each piece in the right spot quickly. Basically, he measured […]

How to Tie a Belt Into A Bow…and Other Thrifted Finds

Today, I’m blogging for Salvation Army Family Stores, sharing some fun thrifted belts I’ve found recently to add some variety to my wardrobe for not a lot of cash. One of my favorite finds was this neon green skinny belt I wore to a wedding recently. Since it was longer than I needed, I decided to […]

KC Chick Events: Handmade and Vintage – GIVEAWAY

*Update: Please see revised prize list at the bottom of this post…and cross your fingers you win the new (awesome) stuff! Today I’m super excited to share a really fun event with you all that’s happening in KC in 18 days, the Handmade and Vintage Chick Event! This outdoor market for handmade and vintage goods, […]

Cucumber Chips

I may have mentioned a few times that we have many, many cucumber from our garden. As in, more cucumbers than we could ever hope to use. And being as one of my resolutions was to use and preserve more of our produce, I figured I should do something besides just watch them sit in […]

Weekend Rewind: Home Sweet Home Edition

Today has been a busy one, friends. First of all, I’ll admit I was distracted a few times by my amazing new counter tops. But more than that, I’ve been trying to get caught up on life and work after being gone for almost two weeks to work at the state fair. Yup, we spent […]

We have kitchen counter tops!

I know, I know, I also never thought this day would come, but it’s here! Our granite was delivered on Friday morning and it looks so good! Super, super good. I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this. It’s beyond words. But that isn’t stopping me from trying! I’ve told so many […]

Garden Update: August Edition

It’s time for another garden update, mostly because we are getting ready to get ready (did you get that?) to plant our fall stuff (more lettuce and such) after making some room. We ripped up all the beans and peas because they were way past their prime. We got 3 good pickings from the beans […]

Sweet Summer: Spiked Raspberry Limeade Recipe

Several, several weeks ago, I posted this photo on Instagram: That was the weekend before my birthday, and it was a fun few days that involved some last-minute recipe creations, namely a raspberry-limeade concoction…spiked with some citrus-flavored rum. I have to say I was a bit surprised by how well the rum went in this recipe. […]

Shimming and Shining

Remember way back to when I brought home this lamp from my parents’ basement? And then, remember when I painted it blue earlier this spring, as part of my pre-summer spray-painting frenzy? Well, then we bought a new lampshade from Target, but decided we didn’t like it, so we returned it. And, then I forgot […]

Interrupted…for Interrupted

Guys, I’m taking a break today from kitchen talk and garden stuff to talk about a book I was given an opportunity to review and share with you.  Newly revised and expanded, Interrupted tells the story of Jen Hatmaker‘s realization that the church wasn’t really following God’s call to serve the world. From Amazon, “She was far […]

Home Sweet Goodbye

Recently, we met up with some dear friends who are moving away to Colorado for pizza and much-needed time catching up before they head out. While we were there, we purchased tried to purchase but they sneakily put the money back in my purse, this awesome hand-painted wooden sign: Even though we’re sad they are […]

Countertops Are Ordered!

Tonight’s post is late (there’s a lot going on around here and I’m super swamped with work right now) but super exciting. Why? Because our countertops are ordered! Yup, we’ve now officially paid for our counters, Wyatt has gone to approve the slabs they’re using, and the guy has been here to take official measurements. […]

My Summer Wardrobe Secret

I’m blogging over at the Salvation Army Family Store Blog today and wanted to share my summer wardrobe secret: I wear cardigans all year long.   Pop over there to check out some of my favorite recent finds for summer, and a steal of a deal I found for the upcoming colder months. (You can […]

(More!) Cute (FREE) Kitchen Prints

***Psst! There’s a giveaway for a $50 Target giveaway going on here until July 30. Go enter now!*** Because I had such a fun time sharing my new kitchen printable with you all a couple weeks ago, and sharing my blogger friend Lindsay’s free kitchen conversion print, I wanted to continue to kitchen printing-palooza by rounding up as […]

Sponsored Post – Flipping Out for Flip the Script

The giveaway has ended. Congrats to HS, our 6th commenter! This post is #TargetSponsored but the words and opinions are all our own. Psst! Read all the way through for a chance to win a $50 Target giftcard! A couple months ago, we introduced you guys to the idea that Target has a pharmacy. Today, I’m here […]

Finally Finished…The Basement Fireplace Makeover

Remember back to several, several months ago when I white-washed our living room fireplace? If you are new, or you’ve forgotten, feel free to go back to the link above and revisit it for the steps we took. Well, that same day, I also did the basement fireplace, although I didn’t get around to getting […]

Birthday Rewind: 25th Edition

Last Monday, I celebrated my 25th birthday, guys. I’m officially no longer in my “early-twenties.” Of course, that milestone isn’t especially significant. Many of my close friends are already in their late twenties, or even starting in on their thirties. And, I don’t feel any older, as usual. So really, this birthday wasn’t all that […]

DIwYatt: Installing the Base Cabinets

Even though we’re in what Melissa describes as the never-ending kitchen project, we finally got the flooring removed and the walls painted, so we were ready to move on.  The next step was to start installing the base cabinets that had been sitting in our living room for a month now. To get ready, we pushed everything […]

No Longer In the Weeds

This post is only about not being in literal weeds. We are still in the weeds if you’re using that as an expression to describe our never-ending kitchen remodel or the amount of clutter on my desk. But, to get back on track, this is an example of what our front yard landscaping looked like […]

Three Years Later…

On Wednesday last week, Wyatt and I celebrated our third wedding anniversary. Since we’ve both been really busy with work lately, we weren’t able to take a trip or anything. So, we just got ourselves semi-fancied up and headed out to a nice dinner. (As a side note, we did a much better job of […]

DIwYatt: Adjusting the Apron Sink Base Before Installation

If you’ve looked at popular kitchens online or in stores, or in Melissa’s language, on Pinterest, you may have seen some apron sinks. This is one of her favorite inspiration pins: We showed you our new stainless steel apron sink a few weeks ago, but since we just started working on cabinet installation this weekend, […]

Weekend Rewind: A Winter’s Tale and Summer Stuff Edition

This weekend, we enjoyed summer. Not only was it beautiful outside, it was also a holiday weekend, so there was plenty of time to spend enjoying that lovely weather. On Friday, Independence Day, we worked on installing the new cabinets which went pretty well, all things considered. We spent the majority of the time working […]

Polar Stars & Stripes

Happy 4th, everyone! I hope you’re taking the day to celebrate our freedom with your friends and family. Wyatt and I are celebrating the way we celebrated our very first year in this house…with remodeling! Since he gets the day off from his real job, it’s like having a bonus work day for us and […]